Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards
AbstractSpectral analyses are given of the groundwave portion of 33 sferic waveforms recorded from cloud-to-ground lightning discharges which occurred at distances ranging between about 150 and 600 kilometers from Boulder, Colo. Frequencies of peak energy lie between 5 and 20 kilocycles per second, which agree favorably with other published results. The average value of energy calculated from the groundwave pulses was found to be 26,600 joules, which is lower than values derived from other experiments. Various parameters, such as the peak amplitude and duration of the first half-cycle, are related to the radiated energy of the stroke.
CiteJ. Res. Nat. Bur. Stand., Sec. D, Radio Prop., Vol. 63D, No. 2, p. 199
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